Read about trends in yacht design, interior design and architecture

  • Svetlana Mojic Dzakula na Superyacht Summit Adria

    Superyacht Summit Adria 2024: A Month Later and We’re Still Talking About It

    A month after the Superyacht Summit Adria 2024 concluded, we still share experiences and impressions. If you didn’t have the chance to attend, here’s an opportunity to find out how it went at this premiere event, on April 18th in Split. April this year on the Adriatic did not boast the best weather conditions, but that didn’t stop the nautical industry from flourishing with events. There were so many that careful planning was required to attend them all. I chose to participate in the Superyacht Summit Adria, held for the first time in Split. The organizers were the same team…

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    Why Documentation is Super Important in Yacht Interior Design

    In the complex world of yacht interior design, where every detail contributes to the overall ambiance, documentation is a quiet champion. Often overshadowed by the glamour of the final product, documentation plays a pivotal role in steering the course of a project toward success. Let’s dive into why documentation isn’t just important but essential in yacht interior design.   For Communication: Documentation acts as the guiding light, providing clarity and direction for designers, contractors, and clients throughout the project’s journey.  It ensures everyone is on the same page, facilitating effective communication and preventing misunderstandings.  By serving as a comprehensive reference…

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  • Insider Tips for Effortless AV/IT Maintenance Through Intelligent Yacht Interior

    In the dynamic world of yacht interiors, where design trends shift frequently, it’s essential to anchor your vision with practicality.  One area often overlooked in the allure of aesthetics is the maintenance of audiovisual (AV) and information technology (IT) systems on board. Let’s delve deeper into some essential strategies to ensure that your yacht’s AV/IT setup not only dazzles guests but also operates smoothly behind the scenes. Future-Ready TV Integration: Imagine watching the Olympics on your yacht, with guests, cheering on the action. If the TV malfunctions, a replacement of similar dimensions, can be swiftly brought in to seamlessly fit…

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  • Spavaca soba sa velikim krevetom, mikrorenoviranje

    The Yacht Micro-Renovation, The Quickest Way to Refresh the Interior

    As you prepare for the upcoming season, here are some scenarios you might encounter: Most of the yacht’s interior is still in excellent condition, but there are a few areas where water has entered veneer overlays, leaving dark stains. Or The dining area still looks modern and new, except for the corner sofa where artificial leather has cracked, and the filling has deteriorated. Or The headboard of the bed and the wall lights beside it are completely outdated, compromising the overall impression of the owner’s cabin.  If you undertake these changes on your own, you’ll likely spend more time organizing…

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    The Timeless Charm of Neutral Tones on Yachts

    Navigating the ever-shifting tides of yacht interior trends, one constant remains – the enduring charm of neutral tones.  As an interior designer devoted to crafting the perfect space for my clients, I’ve learned to see neutrals as more than just colors; they create an equally stunning foundation that works seamlessly in both classic and ultra-modern interiors. Neutral tones are perfect as a foundation.   Neutral colors such as beige, ivory, and taupe serve as the perfect foundation for yacht interiors.  The subdued hues create a sense of tranquility, allowing other design elements to shine.  Whether it’s the main color scheme…

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  • Navy Blue and Nautical Themes in Classic Yacht Interiors

    If you’re into yacht interiors, you’ve probably noticed how design trends change over time. But there’s something special about navy blue and nautical themes in yacht interiors. The deep, rich navy blue color gives off a classy vibe, and when you add in nautical elements, it just never seems to go out of style. Sailing in style with navy blue: Navy blue fits perfectly with yacht interiors. This color brings a calm and peaceful feel, giving the vibe of the open sea. Whether it’s the main color or just a highlight, navy blue adds a deep and rich touch that…

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  • What is the role of colors in interior design, and how can you maximize their use?

    How do colors shape your retail space? Have you ever thought that the arrangement of shelves and the choice of lighting serve only the customers, with colors being just an aesthetic addition? Unfortunately, that’s not accurate. Studies indicate that 62% to 90% of the first impressions of a store are formed based on the prevailing colors – and we already know how crucial the first impression is. Colors not only increase brand recognition by an incredible 80% but also ensure that customers associate your company wherever they see the same color. Colorful ads are read up to 42% more than…

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  • How to provide an unforgettable shopping experience for your customers?

    You have arranged the product display in a way that captures the customer’s attention and strategically organized the space to enhance the shopping experience. After proper lighting, adding a few secret touches will elevate the overall atmosphere. To leave a lasting impression on customers after they leave the premises, it’s crucial not to forget to provide excellent service during their stay.  To maximize hospitality for visitors, pay special attention to designing seating areas and dressing rooms. This attention to detail extends the time customers spend in the store. Fast-paced shopping, varying prices, a multitude of choices, and mingling with unfamiliar…

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  • How can lighting work for you?

    The layout you’ve chosen adapts to your needs, shaping the display space according to your customers’ tastes. Now it’s time to introduce your secret ally into the story – well-placed and strategically designed lighting that has the power to highlight your store first and then emphasize its specific aspects. Lighting becomes crucial for its role in facilitating shopping, drawing attention to selected products, and creating a positive impression of the store itself. Light has the power to guide visitors to key shelves and shape the overall atmosphere while influencing emotional reactions. What types of lighting should you have at your…

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  • Keep pace with the customer – optimize each part of the retail for conversion

    After choosing the appropriate layout for the retail object it is time to think about filling it wisely. Displays should be aligned and the products placed in a specific way. They follow the usual customer’s path through the space. By applying determined rules from the entry zone to the check-out, you will improve the user experience and the profit.  1. Declutter the entry space After they enter your retail store, the customers must adapt to it. This part of the shop covers 5-15 square meters approximately (depending on the size of the retail). On this spot, clients get used to…

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  • What store layouts exist and how to choose yours?

    When designing, the first puzzle to solve is the foundation. Its nature depends primarily on the space where the store is located and, immediately after, the type of goods you’re selling. A well-chosen foundation contributes to the overall impression of the store, enhancing the visitor’s experience by creating an organized space where customers can easily navigate. If you manage to make them feel comfortable, and align the design with their natural behavior, and habits, customers are likely to spend more time, boosting your profits. A strategically utilized space will ensure that the flow of customers aligns with your marketing strategies….

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  • How to Make Your Retail Space Sell Itself?

    While much has been written about decorating homes, the organization and design of retail spaces remain a neglected topic. Foreign brands have brought their solutions and adapted them to the spaces they found here. However, for owners of local smaller shops, it’s more challenging. In the absence of proper educational materials, they are left to more or less successfully adopt foreign solutions or rely on intuition and personal preferences. “They have millions for store furnishing; it’s easy for them.” “I just need to start selling now. I found a few examples online; I’ll just tweak and shorten what’s needed, and…

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  • River Yacht Kovin: Reviving Elegance on the Water

    Welcome to the fifth part of our exciting journey in river yacht refit. If you thought refitting an old boat was boring, think again because we’ve created a true wonder on the water. The Beginning of Transformation  The major part of our adventure revolved around the aft salon, where we decided to completely strip the space and create something unexpected. Inspiration? The luxury and elegance of classic yachts. We wanted to create a space that would take the breath away from future guests. Balancing Tradition And Modernity  The task wasn’t easy – it required combining modern design with preserving tradition….

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  • Stylish Yacht Interiors: 5 Must-Knows About Textiles

    When it comes to yacht interior design, most people often overlook the importance of selecting the right textiles. They typically focus on aesthetics and texture while neglecting functionality. From my experience, this lack of attention in this aspect can lead to unexpected issues. Regardless of the fabric you choose, here are 5 must-knows about textiles that you should always keep in mind: 1. Durability of Chosen Material When selecting fabrics for your yacht, you must consider the durability of the material. Many fabrics may look great at first glance, but they won’t withstand the challenges of the marine environment. Sun, wind,…

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  • River Yacht Kovin: Transformation of 2 m2 bathroom

    To make sure our regular clients enjoy sailing on the Sava and Danube rivers this summer season, it was agreed to carry out the transformation of a 2 m2 bathroom in 2 phases. The first phase includes preparatory work in the stern salon and all modifications on the decks and bathroom – everything necessary for the boat to set sail. The second phase covers the finishing work in the salon to make it ready for use when the weather gets cold.  Furniture on the Decks All elements are crafted with great care. Solid oak wood is meticulously protected against all weather…

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  • Preparatory Work for Renovation

    River Yacht Kovin: Preparatory Work for Renovation

    Every interior renovation, even of this river yacht, requires starting with a clean slate – in this case, it was necessary to remove everything from the saloon. The vessel’s hull was thoroughly cleaned, and old paneling, existing insulation, and outdated electrical cables were removed. Even the engine was replaced with a new one, tailored to fit this vessel. Cleaning and Preparing the Hull The empty hull resembles a blank sheet of paper, offering a fantastic opportunity for a fresh start. With such old interiors, for which there is no comprehensive documentation of all the changes that occurred over time, one…

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  • Unlock the Power of Yacht Interior Design with a Holistic Approach

    At Salt & Water Design Studio, we understand the eagerness of yacht owners to witness their dream interiors come to life. However, rushing the process and skipping vital steps like concept development can lead to missed opportunities and a lack of cohesion in the final result. This is precisely why we advocate for a “holistic yacht interior design approach” to ensure exceptional yacht interior renovations. In our ever-evolving industry, we value embracing holistic methodologies, similar to those found in medicine, where addressing the whole body is essential for optimal results. Our yacht interior renovations focus on the vessel as a…

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  • Renovation of the 130-year-old riverboat Kovin: Designing a New Layout on the Vessel

    REDESIGN OF DECKS   Our main focus was to create a functional space. We first concentrated on the decks, making sure that everything we planned could fit, and if there was any additional space we hadn’t noticed during our visit to the boat, which we could utilize to enhance comfort during the journey. We kept the original layout of the open decks. On the bow deck, we designed a seating area along the railing, while the central part remained empty and can be used for dancing, celebrations, and conversations. Towards the bow, we kept a space perfect for taking photographs….

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  • Renovation of the 130-year-old riverboat Kovin : Reviving Historical Beauty

    Have you heard of Jugoslovensko rečno brodarstvo? This company has over 150 years of tradition and a fleet of 100 vessels. Their main activity is transporting various goods, with over 90% dedicated to international transportation. Impressive, isn’t it? But that’s not all! What particularly thrilled us is their commitment to preserving tradition. Their premises in the Belgrade office are authentic objects from river shipping that could make even the most famous museums proud. That’s why they contacted us with a special request—to renovate the passenger riverboat Kovin, which has been sailing the river for 130 years. Their desire is for…

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  • Millennium Yacht Award 2023: A Triumph for Open Catamaran

    The Open Catamaran project, a collaborative masterpiece, was crowned with the prestigious Millennium Yacht Award 2023 at SEATEC 2023 in Carrara. The project’s success is a testament to the power of collaboration. It brought together the visionary expertise of Colnago Marine, the naval architectural prowess of Srđan Daković, and the creative brilliance of Salt & Water. Together, they crafted a luxury catamaran designed for daily voyages through the enchanting islands of the Adriatic Sea. SEATEC, the Mediterranean’s singular event for technology, technique, and nautical sector components, annually bestows this coveted award. It recognizes not only the artistry behind yacht design…

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  • 5 questions to discuss with a yacht interior designer at the outset

    Here is the list of things to pay special attention to if you want the collaboration with the yacht interior designer to go smoothly. To choose the co-worker or the best one out of the options offered, ask (and answer) these questions.    1.Who are the final clients? Both you and the designer have to know the answer to this question. Everything you do during the process is related to the people who will spend their time on the boat. Will the vessel be used for private purposes or charter? At charter yachts, all the materials must be very durable,…

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  • Celebrating Excellence: Vahali X River Cruiser Wins Best Spa and Fitness Space Award

    At the beginning of November, our studio received exciting news that would change the course of our design journey. Our  innovative interior design for the Vahali X river cruiser, a key element of Vahali Shipyard’s groundbreaking river cruise concept, made it to the finals of the prestigious Cruise Ship Interior Awards 2022 – Best Spa or Fitness Space category. This concept demanded a departure from the ordinary, calling for an interior that was both cutting-edge and serene. The team met this challenge with creativity and precision. Natural materials and soothing tones set the stage for an atmosphere of tranquility. In…

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  • AYO Wearable: Boosting Energy and Optimizing Sleep

    The AYO wearable helps overworked, exhausted type A’s boost their overall energy levels, optimize sleep cycles, and beat jet lag during frequent travels. The result of a three-year development, testing, and engineering process, AYO uses the latest developments in Chronobiology, the study of the human body clock, and delivers clinically tested soft blue light, at proper timing and intensity directed by the software. With its high-quality innovative design, AYO won this year’s Red Dot Award for Product Design in the category of Life Science and Medicine, and the Travel Retail Award for the Best Electronic Product in 2018. This product was…

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  • 3 things every good interior designer knows

    A good interior designer is someone who pays attention to all those little, seemingly irrelevant lessons learned while working on various projects. Later on, he or she can integrate those lessons to build a unique design style. Designer’s ability to absorb new experiences is his most important skill, and his diligence is an even better addition. Even so, we recognize a good interior designer by the following criteria: #1 Keep the Big Picture in Mind The key is to pay attention to every single detail but also to keep the big picture in mind. This may seem like a cliché,…

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  • How we work: From the first meeting to the final idea

    The success of a project depends primarily on the quality communication with the client. We have already mentioned that design is actually a two-way process. In this text, we will explain all project development phases in more detail. UNDERSTANDING THE PROJECT, DISCUSSION, AND BRAINSTORMING Our job starts after the initial conversation with clients. Through dialogue, we reach an understanding of the style they prefer and the best possible solutions we can provide for them. This is when we define the type of project we are working on, whether it is a complete project ready for construction, a renovation project, a concept design, or…

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  • Read our latest newsletter!

    The latest issue of our newsletter is out. This time, we present our latest project, one of the biggest we have worked on so far. Plus, there are some interesting articles included, too! Read it HERE and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list. Have a nice weekend. Kind regards, S&W team

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  • Wallpapers: The secret weapon of quality design

    The story of Omexco wallpapers began in Belgium in the late 1970’s. Ever since then, the company has been growing. Thanks to their constant work and the top-notch products, Omexco soon became the leader in the world of wall coverings. Our director Svetlana was first introduced to their products one year at the great Salone del Mobile in Milan. “The quality of those products blew me away”, she said. “The thing I love about them is the fact they use fully innovative and unique techniques in the product development”. Thanks to these techniques, Omexco is capable to produce various combinations of the high-quality materials…

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  • Smart home development: Now and then

    Although we usually give examples of what a smart house can do for you, today we’ll focus our attention on its development potential. We will also cover one of its basic characteristics – the safety of all users. People need to learn how to use smart technologies, and this was never as simple as today. A few years back, the inability to educate users was one of the industry’s major problems. The users were not at all sure what smart devices actually are. Whether they save time and energy or present expensive products that will quickly become overused. As a…

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  • A thin line between the interior and the exterior

    Last month, our director Svetlana Mojić Džakula wrote a professional article that was published in the new international magazine on design and travel called DESTIG. As we promised in our newsletter, we are publishing a complete translation of this text. You will find the original edition of this online magazine in our press section.   Blending the interior with its natural surroundings implies a type of design based on principles that boost the implementation of nature in architecture. To put it simply, these interiors are in harmony with the landscape. And it is not just for aesthetic reasons. Medical research showed that the…

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  • Smart bathroom essentials you need to know about

    In the connected homes, smart tech hides in the most unusual places, and the bathroom is certainly one of them. Yet, when you stop and think about it, you will surely understand why it is such way. A bathroom is a place where most of us spend the significant time of their lives, so why not make it even more enjoyable and ecological. There are many gadgets to help you with this. Some bathrooms have an adjustable opaque glass that allows privacy. Of course, there is also a smart scale that sends information about your weight on the cloud. Yet,…

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  • Read our newsletter: July 2017

    The latest issue of our newsletter is out. This time, we’re introducing two new projects and talk about writing about design. Read it HERE and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list. Have a nice weekend. Kind regards, S&W team

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  • Smart options for your backyard

    In the last couple of weeks, we’ve talked a lot about the energy efficiency of residential buildings and all the things a smart house can do for you. Among these texts is also the one about the environmental impact of smart homes. Yet, the topic we have not touched so far concerns the close surroundings of the house – the yard and auxiliary facilities on the plot. This article is dedicated to the automation options of these units. # 1 LAWN & GARDEN The application of smart technology in gardening refers primarily to the automated sprinklers designed to take a huge load off your…

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  • Fitness center design: 4 workout areas

    After three years of experience in fitness center design for private clients, we finally have the opportunity to show our design of an all-inclusive fitness center. Designing such an object was a special challenge for us and we are completely satisfied with the final result. It`s no secret we love designing commercial objects where all design elements are composed together with just one goal: to satisfy the needs of future users. We believe this is one of the most important criteria in designing commercial objects. That is why we are now introducing four important areas of an all-inclusive fitness center. Group…

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  • 5 smart lighting features we truly love

    Smart Lighting is defined as a lighting technology designed for energy efficiency. It may include automated controls to make adjustments based on the user’s preference. Together with other smart household devices, it makes a compact network designed to ease all daily activities and limit the electricity consumption. In one of our previous articles, we pointed out the advantages of the well-designed home lighting system. Now, we’ll present the most attractive smart lighting options out there. #1 Indirect control Smart lighting control does not depend solely on your participation. Turning the light on and off can be adjusted to take place at…

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  • How to manage a smart kitchen

    Imagine how easier life would be if an oven could help you help create the tastiest daily menu, then determines the cooking temperature and the estimated time for preparation! Or imagine a dishwasher that you can control remotely. Or a fridge that tracks the ingredients all together with their expiration dates, and then makes suggestions for shopping and recipes that you will love. How does it all sound to you? Is it unrealistic, or too perfect? Our series of smart home articles will explain all these mysteries, so you can understand the benefits of automatization. This time, we’ll focus on…

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  • Environmental impact of smart homes

    Besides supporting everybody’s lifestyle, smart homes also have a large effect on the natural environment. Measuring this impact is not straightforward and simple, and research is still ongoing. Case Study: Finland’s Research on Home Automation One of the most interesting studies was conducted in Finland a few years ago with the aim of developing a simulation tool for measuring electricity consumption within detached houses.* The research has shown that automation can have a positive impact on the environment by reducing the peak load and shifting some of the energy consumption from day to night. Everyday Automation: From Manual to Automatic This…

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  • Little secrets of smart home design

    A smart home is the one with a specially designed automation system to help tenants monitor and control almost all aspects of the place they live in. These include security systems, lighting, audio-visual systems and the like. One of the basic (and somewhat erroneous) assumptions related to smart homes is that the people who live in such places want their whole life to be just one click away from the absolute luxury because their financial status allows this kind of lifestyle. However, time has shown that the smart home users are usually people who care about the place they live in and…

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  • Modern wine bar in Montenegro

    This is the interior design of a modern wine bar developed for clients from Montenegro. The bar will be based in the Bay of Kotor, a favorite place in the world for some of us from the studio, which means we were very excited to start working on this project. The interior will soon be finalized, but until we get the final photos, here are the project visualizations. After some thought, our clients chose the everlasting theme of combining natural elements with an interior. This is why the wood and greenery are present in so many forms in the interior,…

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  • Interior decoration to sparkle up a home

    Our design team is notorious for paying great attention to every detail. Thus, in addition to the services of interior design we are offering the service of the interior decoration. We do this by using carefully selected elegant details, fabrics, and works of art that complement the overall picture of space and style that we define together with our clients. All this, of course, is done in the price range that suits our clients. In other words, we are more than ready to put a little spark in your home! Decorative elements we work with include: – Fabrics (curtains, pillows,…

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  • Read our newsletter: May 2017

    The latest issue of our newsletter is out. In this issue, there is a sneak peek at our brand new design project and we are talking about all the fun we had on our job in the last month or two. Read it HERE and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list. Have a nice weekend. Kind regards, S&W team

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  • Airbender 100′ futuristic trimaran

    It was back in 2011 when our CEO, Svetlana Mojić, designed the interior of a unique boat for ocean-crossing. Five years later, this powerful Japanese-style trimaran still remains one of the most ambitious projects designed in our studio. The Concept of Airbender 100′ Airbender 100′ is an ocean-going trimaran imagined as a charter for amateur sailors who would love to fulfill their dreams and sail off to distant shores. With 100 feet in length and a carefully organized interior, it looks unusually big for this kind of vessel. Accommodation and Features Airbender 100′ can accommodate 12 people in two sleeping cabins…

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  • Salone del Mobile 2017: Coffee tables to die for

    We reached the end of our journey through Milan and its magnificent furniture salon. This year, we had the opportunity to visit many impressive design stalls. We also found a bunch of interesting ideas and some of them were already discussed in our previous reports. In our final article, we talk about the cutest coffee table designs displayed at the show. Hope you’ll like it! #1 Rounded coffee tables will never go out of style. This time, the emphasis was on the interesting choice of materials and other details. We’ll single out three distinctive trends in this fashion: high gloss tables with an…

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  • Salone del Mobile 2017: The best office design

    Although it has ended nearly two weeks ago, the Design week in Milan left a big impression on us, just like last year. Since we have already talked about all the wonderful furniture and lighting products seen at the show, this time we’ll step into one of our favorite fields of interior design. And that is the office styling. #1 The first thing we realized is that this year the adjustable furniture is a huge hit. Here we talk about tables behind which employees can either sit or stand. Or they can be put down to the level of club chairs, in a case of some informal events…

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  • Salone del Mobile 2017: Day Two

    This week we continue with an overview of the most interesting trends seen at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Last time we talked about lighting solutions to conquer this year, so this time we return to the classics. We had so much fun at the fair and hope to bring at least a part of the joy to you.   #1 This year, a design of the additional elements is even more interesting than usual. This applies primarily to the chests of drawers and bedside tables both with rounded and sharp corners. #2 When it comes to the design of closets and dressers,…

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  • Salone del Mobile 2017: Day One

    One of the largest segments of this years’ Salone del Mobile in Milan was dedicated to the best and brightest trends in lighting design. Our tour de Salone began right at this place, so we’ll use this opportunity to show you some of the most interesting trends in lighting design we noticed on our last week’s trip. #1 Interestingly, it was LED lighting that emerged as one of Salon’s leading trends. The most striking examples were curved metal lamps, predominantly in the shape of interlaced circles with continual LED strips on one side. Many a manufacturer proudly displayed their lamps…

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  • Read our latest newsletter: March 2017

    The latest issue of our newsletter is out. In this issue, we are introducing our latest kitchen design project, as well as some interesting articles that were written about us. Read it HERE and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list. Have a nice weekend. Kind regards, S&W team

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  • Contemporary kitchen design

    We present our latest contemporary kitchen design project that we are very proud of. This tiny room is being used by the family of three in Novi Sad who opted for a contemporary minimalist style. Maximizing Limited Space The limited space in the kitchen had to be used in the best possible way. This is why we chose structures and colors that could open this room up and make it more luminous. The combination of yellow and white proved as the most suitable, while the unusual geometric patterns present the main theme of the room. With yellow MDF elements, we…

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  • No. 1 reason to hire an interior designer

    We always say that design is a two-way process. It’s a matter of communication. It’s the way we communicate with clients, but also the way one design communicates with the existing environment. This is why each venture we take starts with a proper introduction. And just like every relationship, the communication with our clients starts with a simple dialogue. Sometimes, we instantly get familiar with a client’s vision. Other times, when working on bigger projects, we need several thorough meetings to understand their point of view. Only then we can find a mutual language. From that point on, things become…

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  • This is how the home lighting is done right

     We have already talked before about our favorite pendants but now we’ll try explaining how the lighting system actually works… At least from the interior designer’s point of view. First of all, not all the lighting is the same. Lighting products are classified by their specific role in a home. This is why we can distinguish: – lighting that simply illuminates the room, – lighting with a specific task (which, for instance, helps our kids do their homework), – ambiance lighting to set the mood in a room. Of course, all these roles are being played in a certain way….

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  • 2016 in the rearview mirror

    Before we start counting the seconds to the beginning of hardly anticipated 2017, let’s see what we left behind in the year that passed. For us, this year was, by all means, lucrative, so we’d like to share some of our success stories with you. The year officially started with great news. Our studio has been awarded for the special initiative in entrepreneurship by the international forum Perspektive. Svetlana went to Croatia to pick up the award. April was dedicated to sleek design. Our office went to Milan to attend the famous Salone del Mobile where we even found our…

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  • Modular coffee table with countless possibilities

    Today we present a little experiment of ours: One modular coffee table, three parts, three different versions, yet, countless possibilities. Here we played with different materials and shapes and we designed a small living room table to satisfy the needs of a modern family and a wide variety of users. The table can be used assembled or divided in three parts scattered around the room, which is a practical solution. The stall is simple and elegant, like a framework of a tabletop that comes in three different version: glass, wood, and marble.  It would be a pleasure to include it…

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  • Interior design for a fine wine & dine shop in the UK

     A short while ago, we took part in the design process of a modern tavern in the Cheshire county in northwestern England. Today, we finally have the chance to present it. Define Food and Wine, as we know it today, is a place you go to in need of a tasty bite of cheese, light meal and a glass of extraordinary wine. In case you like it (and you probably will), you can even buy a bottle and take it home. In other words, our client wanted us to visualize his shop as a bright, welcoming place, with many wooden…

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  • Want to try a Mongolian BBQ? We designed the perfect place!

    Last month, we had the pleasure of designing a modern Asian restaurant for a client from an entirely different part of the world. Without hesitation, we decided to take this short trip around the planet on a quest to break cultural and gastronomical barriers. Well, at least virtually. And it was pretty fun! The restaurant is envisioned as a regular Asian eatery where you first pay the bill at the cashier and then move on to the salad bar to choose the ingredients. After that, guests are moving to the grill where the actual magic happens. It is also worth…

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  • Living tiny can fire up a healthier lifestyle

    It can be easily said that the now infamous #TinyHouseMovement has taken the architecture world by storm – and rightfully so. Living tiny implies a unique lifestyle which is in most cases budget-friendly and, most importantly, environmentally conscious. Benefits of living tiny are numerous, and here are a few: – Living tiny is affordable to everyone, – It is less expensive to maintain, – It is actually easy to maintain (in fact, you will actually save time), – It connects you with the environment, – It can boost your creativity, – It is beneficial to your mental health, – You…

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  • Residential and commercial house in Belgrade

    Today we present a brand new residential project we are extremely proud of. The object in question was an annex to the already existing house which was previously used both as a workplace and a family home. As some of you might remember, Salt & Water has a solid experience in dealing with similar multi-purpose objects for family businesses. Last time, we experimented with an apartment in Switzerland and now we moved to the city of Belgrade. This was a big job, but the kind we took with excitement and pride. The main requirement was to design a modern three-level…

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  • Interior meets Fashion: 3 hot & practical design trends for 2017

    In honor of the infamous New York Fashion Week which ended exactly a week ago, we present the most exciting ideas to follow in the spring of 2017. What we like about these design trends is the fact they can be easily moved away from the runway and put in every living room. In other words, that’s the kind of design we love the most: daring, smart and practical. Once we stopped browsing through the infinitive flow of the fashion week photos and articles, we recognized some similarities between the next season’s “ready to wear” fashion collections and the interior…

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  • Meet the team: Milica Nešić, architect

    Milica Nešić is the newest and also the youngest member of our crew. She gained her specialized master’s degree in Novi Sad where she studied digital technologies, design, and production in architecture and urban planning. By joining us in the Salt & Water studio, not only did she bring a breath of fresh air, she also motivated us to further improve the use of advanced software for modeling and designing. This week we talked with Milica about what she likes the most about her job and what does she usually do when not playing around with innovative applications. Tell us…

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  • Salt & Water celebrates its 5th birthday!

    Today we celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our studio! We have come a long way so far and there is no doubt the longer one is still ahead of us. Today we count 5 amazing employees, 8 awards and more than 120 finished projects. We have served clients from more than 50 countries and provided their dream homes, inspiring workspace, luxury yachts and thrilling jets. Honestly, we can’t wait to see what comes next! This is our story. Enjoy it. https://youtu.be/KdNXHbdSRD4  

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  • Dancing about architecture: Explore our favorite design blogs

    Running a company blog is sometimes challenging. To present your own work in the best possible way, it is necessary to choose the words very carefully, to understand every single subject you are writing about, and, most importantly, to love what you are doing. You should, therefore,  try to understand every aspect of a project you and other designers are working on. You must also learn from the experience of the others. In other words, you should read a lot. Writing about architecture and design is a craft of its own and there is no other way to become a…

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  • Three must-read yacht design titles

     To learn something new and become a professional in any field is a long and demanding process. Yet, if you follow the path your heart desires, this process should be as fun and exciting as humanly possible. To accomplish that, one must have the right kind of manuals and learning material. As experienced naval designers, we have decided to show you the must-read yacht design titles, three exemplary books that guided us through our learning process and made a significant impact on our careers. #1 Principles of Yacht Design by Lars Larsson, Rolf Eliasson In short, this is one of…

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  • Svetlana Mojić in a guest appearance on national television

    This May, our CEO Svetlana Mojić appeared on national television where she talked about her work, outstanding projects and her relations with various clients. The interview was published as a part of the series called Professionals, dedicated to presenting people who inspire and set new standards in their line of work.  Profesionalci: Svetlana Mojić

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  • 3 smart interior features for every boat

    There is no reason why your beauty shouldn’t be multi-practical. Let us tell you how to upgrade the interior of your boat with these smart interior features as practical solutions for various types of vessels (and their owners). So, read on and feel free to pick up what you find most appealing. Small Office for Workaholics If the modern age has taught us anything, nowadays, you can carry your work wherever you go. Although this might sound like a heavy burden, many freelancers and entrepreneurs will say otherwise. This solution allows you to always be up-to-date with the progress of…

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  • These pendants will make every place bright as a sunny day

     Although we love to design custom-made elements, using the already existing products, in some cases, is the best choice. Sometimes our efforts depend on a strict time limit. Sometimes it is a budget related thing. Even clients can have some specific requests. Whatever the reason is, using fabricated products is still a challenge for the designer. Not only you have to make everything fit perfectly, yet you have to make everything looking unique and pleasant. This time, we will focus only on the amazing modern lighting products we featured in our designs which can be found in stores all around…

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  • 5 cool ways to use wood in commercial interiors

    Commercial interiors are somewhat of a special challenge. Without interesting details and tasty furniture arrangements, they can easily become impersonal and cold. Yet, with too many details, space can become overcrowded which should be avoided. And that`s where wood comes in. Implementing wooden elements in commercial interiors is an elegant and fun way of making a business space more pleasant. We at the Salt & Water studio are keen on using natural materials. That is something we got accustomed to after years of designing yacht interiors. So, today we will show you examples of several of such commercial designs our…

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  • Industrial style meets comfort in a lovely marina

    Industrial style meets comfort in a lovely marina Last month our team came out with a design for a charming little cocktail bar. The object is settled in the lovely marina in the UK and has a glorious view of the surroundings. Yet, although it might seem like a perfect place for chilling and ship spotting, as designers we have to say that the geometry of the place was somewhat challenging. To be more precise, the object has two levels connected by a spiral staircase. Both floors are a bit narrow and unusually shaped. Thus, the final design had to…

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  • Salt & Water receives the 1st honorable mention at an international competition

    Today we present our brand new design for a façade of a new building in Subotica, a town in the North of Serbia. This was the first time for us to design such object, and now we are more than happy with the results. This project was a part of an international architectural competition started to find an ideal solution for a unique façade design in the town center. This façade will cover a brand new commercial and residential building in the old part of town. The task was to develop a design which will meet the needs of future…

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  • Modern apartment with an amazing view in Switzerland

    Every once in a while comes a client who knows exactly what he or she wants. This is one of those stories. The Client’s Vision Last month we got a call from two clients, a married couple who loved the previous work of the Salt & Water studio and decided to hire us to design the living room and kitchen in their new apartment in Switzerland. The apartment building is settled on the magnificent little lake whose everlasting beauty is capturing the eyes of the beholder. This is the reason why our new customers’ main request was to keep the…

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  • This is what we learned from the visit to the Tarkett Academy

    Last week we had a tremendous pleasure of visiting Tarkett Academy in Bačka Palanka, a learning facility attached to the groundbreaking flooring manufacturer who goes by the same name. As stated on their website, Tarkett Academy is a center for training and education, whose mission is to develop and improve installation techniques for Tarkett flooring, as well as to spread the knowledge of their products. Tarkett floors really are exceptional and the company is known for the great quality and appealing aesthetics. Therefore – needless to say – our expectations of this seminar were very high. Luckily for us, they…

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  • Redesigning history: Complete makeover of the 40s tugboat

    You have probably seen him towing other ships, dead boats, construction material and equipment, even garbage. Now, after a lifetime of hard work, this guy went on a well-deserved break! This old river tugboat dates all the way back to 1948. It was the time when vessels like this one were mostly steam powered. The change happened in the 60s when diesel-electric drives were developed. Like most tugboats, Snežnik (or Mr. Snowy as we like to call him) is made of metal and even after all these years his construction is pretty solid. With the interesting interior setting, easy maneuver,…

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  • Roaming around Milan: The Kitchen Edition

    We have spent an entire week in Milan during the famous Salone del Mobile and couldn’t get enough of the amazing details spread all around the town. Therefore, we are dedicating one more article to this wonderful event. This time, focusing on the inspiring kitchen design. As seen in the picture above, dark colors are dominant not only in the kitchen, yet in all the interiors. Combined with classic elements and natural materials such as raw wood and metal, they make a really strong effect. It is also noticeable how hexagon tiles got their way back into the kitchen, which…

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  • Roaming around Milan: The best of Salone del Mobile

    We came back from Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile 2016) just two days ago and it seems our brains will explode from the amount of awesomeness and inspiration we have breathed in days before. During those six days, Milan truly was the center of the world where everybody is welcome to get face to face with new trends and innovations in the magnificent world of design. Well, who wouldn’t take that opportunity?!  And so, right after our arrival, we have decided to share our impressions with you. Changes As already noted, Milan is the right place to turn and…

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  • How to use KERROCK in interior design

    Above is the interior design for our magnificent brainchild, the catamaran apartment. Today we will tell you more about the hidden hero of this project, the powerful kitchen worktop made of Kerrock. For those who are not familiar with this amazing material, Kerrock is a great solution for kitchen or bathroom surfaces that are damage-resistant and will successfully stand any test of time. Based on a combination of aluminum hydroxide and acrylic-based polymer, it is also resistant to UV lights and heat. Moreover, it is self-extinguishing! How cool and safe is that?! This time around, we will show you how…

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  • Responsible luxury: This tourist resort respects its historic heritage

    Today we will talk about a cute little place on the coast of the Adriatic sea in the Kotor Bay. Being one of the favorites among the European tourists in recent years, Risan has moved in the top destinations to visit in Montenegro. This fact should not be such a surprise given the long history of the place. The earliest mention of Risan (or Rhizon, to be linguistically precise) dates back to the 4th century BCE while the most prosperous time for Roman Rhizinium came during the 1st and 2nd centuries when huge villas were made in the area and…

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  • The Risan Resort Project: From Sketch to Eternity

    When it comes to defining architecture, we should not focus only on the things, shapes and geometry we can see with our bare eyes. Architecture is so much more. It is the imagination and all the surprising choices an architect makes while developing the first draft. It is the hard work of the builders. You can also find it in the excitement, the feeling you get while stepping into one place. And, of course, all the stories one place can tell. Sometimes that story is all about connecting. One of the greatest qualities of architecture is that it makes a…

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  • Smart tech and futuristic style united against jet lag

    You don`t need a private jet to experience jet lag, but you can get your own therapy glasses to fight it. For quite a while, light therapy has been recommended for the treatment of various psychiatric disturbances, including sleep disorder and jet lag or, what we like to call, the broken “body clock” syndrome. If you are a serial traveler spending a lot of time in the air on a quest to explore different time zones, you surely know how difficult it is to cope with a strong jet lags. This physiological condition may last even several days and they…

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  • Salt & Water awarded for special initiative in business

    Last weekend in Dubrovnik, Croatia, our studio gained an important recognition for a special initiative in buusiness in the region. The event was organized by the international business forum Perspektive. Together with some other companies from the region (including amazing persons from the Association of Business Women in Serbia), we got ourselves on the list of “300 best” entrepreneurs and professionals in the related fields. The award was presented to us as a part of the project called “Creators for centuries”. We are more than honored to receive this kind of recognition. We honestly believe that our main mission is…

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  • 7 reasons why living walls are a must for commercial spaces

    Not only do living walls look lovely and exciting, but they also have an amazing history and many stories to tell to their beholders. For this reason, today we talk about all the important reasons why the owners of hospitality objects and other commercial spaces should consider implementing living walls in their working areas. Just look at the interior of this Juice Bar in New York Salt & Water studio recently designed so you`ll get an insight into what we are talking about. 1. Living walls have a great psychological impact on people The vertical gardening system might seem like…

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  • Carpet Pattern for LawArche in Dubai

    Residents of the LawArche office in Dubai are specialized in all fields of legal training. Not many employees spend their full working hours in the office. Regardless, due to the nature of their work and their professional success, a vast number of people walk throughout the small office on a daily basis. Design Challenges With all of this in mind, we at Salt & Water studio had to create a small but contemporary office with a few secluded working areas, a practical foyer, and a big meeting room. A great challenge many designers face when working on this type of…

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  • The floating vertical garden as a perfect solution for an urban environment

    Today we present you one of our older, yet timelessly ambitious project Salt & Water team is very proud of: The Eco-Barge on the Danube river. This eco-barge was designed in order to introduce citizens of Belgrade with the concept of vertical gardens. In this text, we will try to explain why innovatively designed floating objects like this barge are a perfect solution for gardening in urban areas. There are numerous reasons for growing vertically An urban garden like this one has a special kind of irrigation system that can provide moisture to the plants on every level. It also…

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  • Why you should invest in the perfect shower cabin

    Every home, either tiny or luxurious, has a bathroom. And not only that this special room provides all the necessities for everyday life, it also serves as a place to run away from all of your problems and stress you face on the daily basis. This commodity is also one of those things most people take for granted. While it is common for people to invest in expensive kitchen appliances, vehicles or quality technology, rarely you find someone willing to try something new and extraordinary for their bathroom. Usually, once people settle into their new home, they don`t consider changing…

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  • Vamp up your working space with vibrant pop art imagery

    It was back in the 1950`s when the United Kingdom and the States became wellsprings of new artistic expression. Striking pictures, glorious colors, and messages of all kinds collided into a new form of visual style and – just like that – the world of art was never the same. In other words, that was when the cult of celebrity was born, when people in the West got used to the mass media cacophony and, after decades of warfare, embraced positive vibrations. Pop art is, therefore, easy to relate to. As a mix of all recognizable imageries from popular culture…

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  • Creative kids room design that will make you want to travel back in time

    Every once in a while comes a project that will take you right back to your childhood. That is why we always get excited whenever we get a chance to design a children`s room. Designing a Functional Space for a Boy The first task for the Salt & Water team was to design a feasible solution for an already existing room for one boy. Since the room itself is tiny, our job was to create a room in which this boy could spend as much time as possible with all the things he needs and even bring his friends over….

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  • Colorful mosaics in the classic industrial design

    What you see before you is a brand new industrial-style interior for an urban café designed in the Salt & Water studio. Located in the center of a busy town, this is a perfect place for quick lunch breaks and coffee gatherings. The look of this place takes its cues from the nature-inspired design focused on wooden elements. The contemporary design is combined with vibrant parts such as patchwork tiles, colorful fabrics and framed art.  This way, the heavy elements and raw concrete walls are soothed and made more pleasant while the other eye-catching details like many different chandelier models…

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  • Salt & Water presents V+A Superyacht interior design

    The concept of the V+A superyacht interior design came out as a result of the collaboration between the Salt & Water studio and a yacht designer Alvaro Aparicio de Leon. We like to say this yacht provides the contemporary luxury design for a magnificent naval experience. The interior design of the owner’s deck is the most impressive part of the whole project. Thanks to the sliding doors made of glass, the aft salon with natural light and breathtaking view of the surroundings can easily be converted from an interior space into an exterior one. The most distinctive element in the…

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  • How to fight off winter with a simple coffee shop idea

    If you believe you can fight off freezing winter days with a cup of tasty chocolate beverage in hand, we suggest you check out this project of ours. The Chocolate Café was designed in Salt & Water studio as a place for a short getaway from everyday rush, where customers can relax and enjoy specially designed chocolate beverages and waffles. Therefore, we have provided them with an idea of a modern but cozy place where visitors can choose between simple café chairs for short breaks or comfy lounge sofas to plunge in with friends. Contemporary design combined with wood-based colors…

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  • Svetlana Mojić is moderating Design Debate on SuperyachtDESIGN Week

    We are happy to announce that Svetlana Mojić, owner of the Salt & Water Studio will be moderating a Design Debate next Tuesday in London on SuperyachtDESIGN Week. The topic is Unity in the Next Generation – bridging the gap between the industries and how they can learn from one another. Read more about it HERE.

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  • The Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments

    We are very happy to announce our new project, the very first Floating hotel with Catamaran Apartments. The aim of this project is to promote tourism on inland waters and to reach untouched parts of (often neglected) nature. We strongly believe that the Floating Hotel represents a perfect solution for this branch of tourism because it provides a chance for travelers to relax and enjoy nature in the completely new way without the possibility to violate the natural harmony of the landscape. The Floating Hotel is based on two main parts – central floating construction and apartment catamaran units. When…

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  • New award for Salt & Water: Millennium Yacht Design Award – MYDA 2015

    We are happy to inform you that Salt & Water won “MYDA 2015– Millennium Yacht Design Award”. The award was given to us for is the project of the Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments. With this design, we participated in the “Dream Boat” category. The event took place at the SEATEC exhibition in Carrara, Italy! The jury described our project as “an elegant interpretation and enhancement of a houseboat in an intelligent housing solution. Maximum utilization of the interior layout.”

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  • Luxury resort in Risan – 3rd place on the international competition

    The whole concept originated from an idea to follow the morphology of Montenegrin coastal towns. Designed facilities develop onto inherited matrix by grouping new objects to create many small intimate squares with environmental quality that is characteristic of this region. Although each square is separate ambient, they are mutually connected with the paved stone path running through the whole area. It spills over objects linking them into a unique continuous whole. This way pedestrians are directed to go seamlessly through space, revealing new squares, places for rest, leisure, recreation and interesting viewpoints. Find the project in our portfolio.

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  • Salt & Water is awarded for The Best Startup in the Balkans

    The end of 2014 was brightened up with the award for the best start-up. The prize was handed to the owner Svetlana Mojić by the B-WCo Balkan Women Coalition in Thessaloniki in November 2014. The final selection presented business women from eight other countries: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, and Albania.

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  • Our new project – Spacy 50′

    The client wanted a modern 50 feet sailing yacht with a spacious cockpit where he could relax, spending days swimming and sunbathing with his family. Spacy 50′ has 3 cabins suitable for 6 guests. A lot of light in the interior, one of the client’s wishes, was ensured with the big glass surfaces designed on the superstructure. Dimensions: LOA=15.1m LWL=15.06m Bmax=4.7m Draft=2.5m

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  • Salt & Water in the international media

    In the new issue of the well-known magazine JETGALA, there is a nice article that describes our thoughts towards interior design, design in general, cooperation with clients and new trends in interior design. Read the article HERE.

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  • New project of daysailer 30′

    Leone di Venezia is a daysailer primarily designed for weekend sailing trips and regattas. Thanks to its lifting keel and lifting rudder this yacht can sail through shallow waters such as Venetian lagoon. Exterior design of the daysailer is inspired by the most famous symbol of Venice, strong, fast and a fearsome competitor– The Venetian lion.

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  • Our interior design of a private aircraft awarded in London

    The interior design concept for the private plane Boeing 787 VIP Dreamliner, which we created in a collaboration with VIP Completions Ltd. was declared as the best interior design project by the International Yachts & Aviation Awards 2014. It is a great honor for us to have our design recognized as the best in its category, primarily because of the high quality of the other projects submitted in the competition. The award was handed to us in London on the 9th May this year. Find the project in our portfolio.

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  • Our new project: Start Hub in Dubai

    Start Hub project is the interior design solution we provided for a business hub in the heart of Dubai. This working area is designed to serve the specific needs of mobile workers, whether being young entrepreneurs and creative freelancers looking for an inspiring workplace or small working groups looking for a place to collaborate and meet outside of the office. In addition, Start Hub will host many events dedicated to entrepreneurship, technology, and design. The intent was to create a cozy and contemporary office space with open plans that wouldn`t feel too formal. The existing planning code and client’s preferences…

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  • The façade design of a villa in Abu Dhabi

    Although the design of the villa already existed, the client wanted to modernize the exterior appearance of the villa. The general idea was a modern design building, with simple lines and natural materials. As a result of discussions with the client, and the respect for his wishes and climatic conditions in which the facility will be built, Salt & Water has designed the shown solution.

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  • The project of a motor catamaran for passenger transport

    Over the past two months we have dealt with the external design of the motor catamaran for passenger transport. The project was developed in cooperation with the Croatian company Calafatus who was in charge of the shipbuilding part.

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  • A new recognition for Salt & Water

    Association of Business Women in Serbia presented a special award to Svetlana Mojić owner of Salt & Water Novi Sad for innovative entrepreneurship “Success Flower for a Dragon Woman 2013”. We are pleased that our efforts have been recognized and we already have a lot of new projects in the plan.

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  • Redesign of “Vitraž” café in Novi Sad

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the well-known Novi Sad café, the owners decided to freshen up the interior a little bit. The renovation concept was to maintain the existing wooden structure with stained glass, since it is a recognizable part of the object’s image. While keeping this, the new design introduces a bright color palette. Both furniture and wallpaper were chosen to create a pleasant atmosphere with a contemporary feel.

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  • New project: Interior design of a private jet

    We are very proud of our first venture in the world of air industry. Due to the trust of our client we got opportunity to design the interior of the private jet Airbus A340 and come up with a pattern that will decorate exterior. To protect the privacy of our client, we are not able to reveal more details, but we can say we enjoyed every moment of this project and we hope to have similar challenges in the future.

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  • New service offering – Virtual staging

    With 9 out of 10 home buyers start their home search through Internet, according to the National Association of Realtors. Statistics have shown that properties with furniture sell faster and at a higher price than those that are vacant. Virtual Staging is a service which helps owners of vacant “for sale” properties best present their homes to potential buyers, via the Internet. We work with actual photos of a vacant home, and “virtually” stage them by adding appropriate and attractive furnishings into the photos. And the most important thing is that Virtual Staging costs just around 10 percent of the…

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  • Supervising the interior design of catamaran 49’

    For the last month month, Salt & Water design studio is supervising the interior work of a fast sport catamaran. This includes both projecting and building of the interior of such a strong vessel. The catamaran in question is imagined as a fast and comfortable yacht of a high performance, and we truly believe we this beauty will sail faster than sailfish once the job is done.

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